Monday, 2 April 2012

Ring Ouzel

Pager message late last night of a Ring Ouzel at Norton.
Had to go to the opticians this morning and decided to go over afterwards. Arrived shortly before mid day to find a small crowd on the west bank including many familiar faces. The Ouzel had been feeding most of the morning on the bank, despite the occasional flushing by one of the motorbikes that infest the site. One male Wheatear showed quite well and a flyover (twenty feet!) Red Kite.
Met an old friend Nigel Agar who used to be a member of the astronomical society and an all round naturalist who used to cover the Watery Grove area as a Constant Effort Site and  still does regular surveys of the area.

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